Deo Gratias! There is at least one US bishop who isn't following the progressive lap-dog chanting of the praises of Nelson Mandela. Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence RI highlights Madela's "shameful promotion of abortion in South Africa." I might remind one and all that Bishop Tobin has spoken truth to Patrick Kennedy and has been verbally abused by Chris Matthews for so doing (a reason why we picketed a book-signing of Chris Matthews that was hosted by Blessed Sacrament Church in Washington DC - see this and this).
Mandela needs our prayers. Moreover, those who unreservedly heaped praise upon his dubious memory need our prayers for the courage to be honest about him - and yes, I include the Holy Father.